All the NSA and GCHQ had to do was switch on the receivers.
It's also worth mentioning that the NSA and GCHQ are interested in the personal data of very few people.
The project didn’t target individual users; rather it targeted Yahoo webcam chats between 20.
Indeed, the method of collection appears somewhat recklessly, and in just six months of period alone, the still images of about 1.8 million users were captured and stored in the government servers in 2008.
Airplane mode may also help your game run a little more smoothly as the processor stops trying to load ads. Use a virtual private network (VPN) while connecting to the Internet.
A VPN encrypts all data traffic to and from your phone, tablet or computer by routing it through a VPN provider's server.
And if you're a resident of the United States, the NSA needs a court order to look at your data after it's been collected.
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Using a VPN won't stop apps and ads from collecting and transmitting your personal data, but it will make it much more difficult for spies or hackers to eavesdrop on those transmissions.
VPN apps such as Hotspot Shield or VPN Express can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play store. Don't post on social media accounts while connected to cellular data networks.
Documents handed to the Guardian by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show that the GCHQ's worked with the US intelligence agency NSA on a joint project dubbed as ‘Optic Nerve’.
The project carried out a bulk surveillance program, under which they nabbed webcam images every five minutes from random Yahoo users' video chats and stored them in a database.
The revelations are the latest from a batch of files published by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the US defence worker who has exposed shocking details of how spy agencies snoop on people around the world.‘Also, the fact that the Yahoo software allows more than one person to view a webcam stream without necessarily sending a reciprocal stream means that it appears sometimes to be used for broadcasting pornography.’ Internet giant Yahoo reacted furiously to the claims.‘This report, if true, represents a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy that is completely unacceptable and we strongly call on the world’s governments to reform surveillance law consistent with the principles we outlined in December.